Church of St. Pancratius in Bockenem.
|• Mayor||Martin Bartölke (CDU)|
|• Total||109.04 km2 (42.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
- Groß Ilde
- Klein Ilde
- The village of Störy was famous for having the largest museum of small cars in the world. The museum, however, was closed around 2005.
- The nave of the Protestant Church in Bockenem was built in 1403, its baptismal font dates from 1703.
- Another interesting church can be seen in the village of Nette. The romanesque tower has firing slits and may have been used as a fortification in times of war. The nave dates from 1731. Close to the church, several well-preserved half-timbered houses can be seen.
Local council (Stadtrat)Edit
|Local council, elections September 2016|
|Party/List||CDU||SPD||UWG||Alliance 90/The Greens||Independents||Total|
|Vote share||45,2 %||36,1 %||9,5 %||4,4 %||3,7 %||100 %|
Bockenem is twinned with:
Meteor Gummiwerke is also located in Bockenem. Meteor is an automotive sealing company that supplies seals worldwide. Meteor is the largest factory in Bockenem employing over 1500 people.
- Karl-Heinz Bädje, (1917-1998), honorary citizen of the city in 1991 and founder of the company Meteor.
- Henriette Schrader-Breymann, (1827-1899), pioneer of the kindergarten system in Germany and early women's rights activist.
- Friedrich Buchholz, Mayor of the town of Bockenem from 1827 to 1865, also worked there as a lawyer. (1802-1865) The centrally located Buchholzmarkt was named after him
- Ernst Deger (1809-1885), significant church painter, especially in the Rhineland
- Johann Schwartzkopff, (1596-1658), lawyer at the University of Helmstedt and from 1646 Chancellor in the Duchy of Braunschweig
- Johann Friedrich Weule, (1811-1897), founder of the tower watch company J. F. Weule
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